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PwV - Literary Manuscripts in the Portland (Welbeck) Collection, 16th-19th centuries
Pw V 108
Volume containing copies of letters from W.H.C. Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland; 23 Sept. 1794 to 23 Jan. 1795
23 September 1794-23 January 1795
Letters written in the hand of Thomas Carter, 3rd Duke of Portland's secretary.
Identity of copyist given in note by Francis Needham on f 1.
Individual items in this volume are described under references 108/1 - 108/86.
Pw V 108 is in a set with Pw V 107 and 109.
Volumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Contemporary pagination does not include 6 folios with index in front of the volume and 1 blank folio at the back of the volume.
Condition of paper is good; condition of binding is poor
E.J. Labarre, Dictionary and Encyclopaedia of Paper and Paper-making (London, 1952; 2nd ed.) pp 368, 164-67
No watermarks nor countermark visible; wove, hand-made 'vellum' paper (English, after 1755)
Red Morocco leather binding which has a full size flap (measures 220 x 87 mm) that covers the fore-edges and was used to lock the volume (lock missing); upper and lower covers, and flap are edged with blind tooled double fillet lines; gold graphed; spine has no decorations; both front and back pastedowns are double and serve as pockets, which are lined with marble paper.
Papers of the 3rd Duke of Portland (Pw F)
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Dates of existence
Carter; Thomas (c.1761-1835); Mr; M.P. and private secretary to 3rd Duke of Portland at the Home Office
Needham; Francis (1900-1971); Mr; librarian to the 6th Duke of Portland
Bentinck; William H.C. Cavendish- (1738-1809); 3rd Duke of Portland; succ. 1762
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